@resynth1943 indeed. ironically, postgres is the only I run because of Miniflux

@resynth1943 Hahaha, right. I meant my VPS needs, I try not to run database servers and rely as much as possible on plain text.

5$/month can do just so much.

@resynth1943 @jae I like that it can work with SQLite, which suits personal needs. Been moving to self-hosting most things so trying to get the most from my resources haha.

It even has a koreader plugin if you have an e-reader. And tho there are extensions for the browsers mentioned before, there are also standalone applications and probably some other open-source clients exist.

@betoissues yeah, sync is quite a good feature.

Outside of Firefox / Chrome, I haven't really found a cross-platform browser that does it well.

You could use something like Syncthing or Nextcloud Bookmarks, but I know that doesn't nearly cover what proper sync can do.

I know Brave has a sync feature, but I'm not sure how good it is.

@resynth1943 I'm using Syncthing (ditched Nextcloud trying to keep my VPS minimal) and have read about xBrowserSync (which work for Chrome and FF, so no point) and Wallabag which requires an extra application.

I'll have to look closer at it, but with the current state if one wants to stay away from Chrome/FF, syncing stuff doing so externally is the best option.

@resynth1943 Sure, thanks! I'm currently using Firefox but it's been some time since I started feeling a bit uncomfortable about it.

I've heard of Brave but never tried it. In the past I've used qutebrowser, but had a rough time with multiple devices and sync'ing.

That without taking mobile into the picture. So, simply using Firefox for convenience atm.

Fixed one of my concerns here by adding a mbsync script to sync. Apparently bindings on aerc may also have chained commands so now I can send ':move trash<Enter>:exec fm<Enter>'

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The youtube-dl team backed down, they removed functionality necessary for it to access some videos.
I'm not faulting them, maybe they live in a repressive country where their lives are under threat, they don't owe it to us.
But yesterday youtube-dl was accessible everywhere BUT Github, today partial-youtube-dl is accessible on Github, and from now on the main developed branch will be partial-youtube-dl. That's it, the boogiemen won.


- discord can delete your account at any time for any reason, cutting you off from all of your servers
- discord will lock out your account and force you to enter in a phone number at their discretion/use of vpns
- discord may even demand to talk to you on the phone if you use vpns/tor
- discord regularly reads private dms or private servers to determine account deletion
- messages are not E2E encrypted and there will always be an unencrypted copy stored on their servers
- discord can provide messages to any third party they wish at any time, such as governments or companies without any legal obligation or requirement to let you know
- messages are not deleted when the account is deleted
- discord decrypts voice chats in flight, who knows what they're doing with it, they could have saved every single vc and there's nothing you can do about it: https://medium.com/tenable-techblog/lets-reverse-engineer-discord-1976773f4626
- discord's app is proprietary so there's no idea of what it could be monitoring on your computer
- discord silently tracks all your activity by default: https://sneak.berlin/s/2020/20200218.discord/tracking.png. This probably includes any actions in discord, but also usage patterns like connection times and IP addresses

TLDR: if you oppose censorship, value privacy, or don't want to be datamined out the ass then don't use discord

XMPP is an open-source protocol that supports E2E encryption, offline messages, file uploads, video and audio chats, and more. There are hundreds of clients for all different devices, so if you don't like one then you can always try another. With any of these apps, make sure to enable OMEMO encryption, normally its just a lock icon that you can enable.

A couple of recommendations to get you started:

- Siskin: https://siskin.im
- ChatSecure: https://chatsecure.org
- Monal: https://monal.im

- Conversations: https://conversations.im- Xabber: https://www.xabber.com

- Siskin (iOS/Mac): https://siskin.im
- Monal (iOS/Mac): https://monal.im
- Gajim (Windows/Linux): https://gajim.org
- Dino (Linux): https://dino.im

Best prank to capitalism ever:
In a computer store with lots of phones and computers, set each computer open to a link of controversies and labor scandals from that company. Easy legal, effective.

Going to (try) to remove the soapbox front end to my pleroma instance! I wasn't aware of its negative associations until after I installed it... thanks to the community for letting me know!

just for the record:

- trans lives matter, black lives matter
- trans women are women
- white supremacy must be destroyed
- the patriarchy must be dismantled
- white men, especially straight white men, have a duty to use their privilege to help everybody who isn't

Tried to rest today but ended up reading even more than the past few days and going to bed late. Thanks curiosity.

Some people just join *nix communities to criticize everyone. No community escapes

I don't understand the context on which people use spoilers here.

tweeting: sounds boring, people will disagree with you, small character limit
tooting: sounds awesome, no one will give a fuck about what you say unless its offensive af, 500 characters

@catherine while it's important, one does not simply learn how to program to get hired by some company. they're taking our dreams away!!

Me, explaining Mastodon: Okay, so it's like Twitter, but basically no one will follow you, like your posts, or boost anything. It's the perfect social media experience.

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